Massive, inspiring school bike train this morning in North Portland

Still from video of 150+ person strong bike train at Beach School this morning.– Watch video below- What happens when you combine a City that prioritizes neighborhood bikeways, parents that are passionate about biking to school, and school administrators that not only encourage — but participate in it? You get a bike train that stretches … Read more

Bike trains take off: Six schools on board, national TV, and more!

Kiel Johnson.(Photos © J. Maus) Few things excite me more than being able to introduce a new activism effort and then see it take off. A few weeks ago, we shared the news that 24 year-old Portlander Kiel Johnson (pronounced “Kyle”) was coordinating a conference on bike trains. (Bike trains are simply group rides where … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Conference will help schools get on the bike train

Get on the bike train!(Photo © J. Maus) Remember back in May when I happened upon the Beach Elementary School bike train? Now, a former volunteer intern with the City of Portland’s Safe Routes to Schools program is organizing the first-ever Portland Bike Train Conference. Recent college grad Kiel Johnson says he helped get the … Read more